Stronger Workforce

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age Eight: A Unifying Foundation

https://beta.fcd-us.org/transforming-workforce-children-birth-age-eight-unifying-foundation/

This full report discusses the implications of child developmental science for early care and education professionals in terms of necessary competencies and practices, as well as the systems change needed to better support the preparation, competency, professional development, and compensation for the early care and education workforce.

Additionally, the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council has developed the briefs below targeted for specific audiences:

Report in Brief for Educators and Caregivers: “Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age Eight: A Unifying Foundation.” (April, 2016)
This brief highlights relevant aspects of the full report related to science of child development and the recommended knowledge and competencies for the early care and education workforce.

Report in Brief for Policymakers: “Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age Eight: A Unifying Foundation.” (April, 2016)
This brief highlights relevant aspects of the full report related to the knowledge and competencies for the early care and education workforce and policy efforts that can strengthen the workforce.

Child Development and Early Learning: A Foundation for Professional Knowledge and Competencies: “Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age Eight: A Unifying Foundation.” (April, 2016)
This short paper highlights relevant aspects of the full report related to the science of early childhood development and learning and the implications for the knowledge and competencies for the early care and education workforce.